08-03-2012, 03:24 PM
  • Sled Dog
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Quote:Sled Dog (if that's your real name),
what is that charming gold and silver OC? Never seen one of those before.

That is a Canadian Gillette Goodwill
Picked it out of a junk box at an antique store looking like this
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A little cleaning and it turned out like this...

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Kevin (my real name Smile)

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 08-04-2012, 12:44 AM
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Hi Kevin, a bit more info on your razor it is a 1931 Canadian #164 reverse stud goodwill razor. I have only seen one other of this particular razor. Although the goodwill being Gillettes "loss leader" to wean people off the old 3 hole blades onto their new slotted blades they were produced in great numbers yours has a particular head and blade tray combination only seen on Canadian ones. The difference between the USA ones is that the Canadian ones have no embossing on the head around the cut outs.
Below is a cut and paste that explains this razor a bit more........

I looked it up, from the Krumholtz guide:

"The major reason the Goodwill idea was promoted was to wean the public away from the old three-hole 'No Stropping, No Honing' blades in favour of the new long slot blades. The old style blades would not work in Goodwills, of course, nor would they work in the NEW GILLETTEs."

"There are two distinct styles of Goodwill razors, and it must be understood thatthe Goodwills were made up from parts - parts from Old Type razors and parts from NEW GILLETTEs. The only concession made for the Goodwill was the #160 cap, which was manufactured solely for the use of the Goodwill series.

The most common version of the Goodwill is the Standard Goodwill #160. The indented #160 cap was designed to accept the 'reverse studs' of all Goodwills made up from NEW GILLETTE parts. The #160 guard was a NEW GILLETTE guard that had not had the centre slot milled, but had two diamond reverse studs created in a punch press. By reverse studs, I mean that the studs went through or into the cap of the guard, rather than the studs being placed in the cap, and going through the guard."

"Another type of Goodwill made up from NEW GILLETTE parts was the Special Goodwill #175 which used a #160 cap. The guard was the same as found on the Standard Goodwill, except this razor had received the milling operation of the centre slot. The guard is different from that of normal NEW GILLETTES in that it has the protruding 'reverse studs' punched in. This razor was produced in extremely small quantities only in 1931.

The last version made from NEW GILLETTE parts was the Special Goodwill #170. This razor retained the #160 cap but featured two 'L' shaped studs punched into the guard. These took the place of the diamond-shaped reverse studs. This version was also produced in extremely small quantities only in 1931.

All other Goodwills were fabricated from surplus Old Type parts; two versions of these razors were produced. The first of these was the #162 Reverse Stud Goodwill. This razor features reverse studs in the diamond shape that were punched in the Old Type guard in the same manner as the standard Goodwill. The cap had the same diamond-shaped holes punched out which corresponded to the studs. Also, corner positioning posts were bent into the cap ends. This razor was produced only in 1934.

The #164 Reverse Stud Goodwill was made in a similar fashion. The difference is that the guard had a slotted centre hole and the cap had 'inside slot positioning posts' that corresponded to the guard's slot. This razor was only produced during 1931.

The tops of the caps of both the #162 and #164 Goodwills were embossed with a tasteful decoration that borders the punched out diamond holes."

And the other one...........

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 08-04-2012, 08:03 AM
  • Sled Dog
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Thanks for the info! Very interesting read, I knew it was a Goodwill, but did not know it had a model number or specific date.

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 08-13-2012, 03:23 AM
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These are the two vintage Gilettes that are in my rotation. I use the Old more often than the New, but I enjoy them both. For those of you who really like aggressive razors in the Fatip/Joris/R41 class, give the "Old" a try. It may be old, but it can still bite if you aren't careful.


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 08-14-2012, 10:00 AM
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Here's my Canadian #164 before and after:

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BTW This is a Canadian Special Goodwill #175.

(08-04-2012, 08:03 AM)Sled Dog Wrote: Thanks for the info! Very interesting read, I knew it was a Goodwill, but did not know it had a model number or specific date.

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 08-14-2012, 10:10 AM
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I feel sooo inadequate. My only oldie is a '64 Super Speed flare tip and that's all. Sad

Luckily, it's a beaut! Wink

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 08-14-2012, 12:15 PM
  • freddy
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Here's mine:

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I really enjoy the shaves I get from this.

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 08-18-2012, 09:05 AM
  • MikeGJ
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Love that '36 Aristocrat!

(07-28-2012, 01:58 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Let's see some of those classic Gillette razors made before the adjustables came on the scene.

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